Midcoast Area Events

 Thursday July 20 - Thursday July 27 2017






• Retirement Day for Union Town Clerk, Marcy Corwin. All are invited to drop in until 4 p.m. to wish Marcy well on her new dentures. Refreshments.

• Free Talk by Author of “The Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery,” 6:30 p.m., Rockland Library. Ron Chase tells the true story of Bernard Patterson, who robbed a Maine bank of $110,000 and then spent his way across Europe and North Africa, handing out money to needy people, before he was caught. Books on sale. 

• Author Christina Baker Kline at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. The author of 2013’s “Orphan Train” looks at another slice of history in her latest novel, “A Piece of the World,” based on the woman who appears in Andrew Wyeth’s 1948 masterpiece “Christina’s World.” Followed by Q&A and signing.

• Tintypes, by Cold Comfort Theater at Wales Park, top of Main Street in Belfast, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Seats available, or bring one. $15 adults/$10 teens/$5 under 13.

• Grease at Maine State Music Theatre, on Bowdoin College campus, Brunswick, through Aug. 5. Schedule: msmt.org.




• Talk on How Maine’s Estuaries Are Changing, 10:30 p.m., Brooke Hall at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center, Walpole. Free, public talk by environmental ecosystem modeler Dr. Damian Brady on how changes in the Gulf of Maine may be linked to changes in the productive Damariscotta River estuary and others. Registration: tinyurl.com/y87uxsmw.

• Free Walking Tours in Downtown Camden, 4 p.m. Fridays to Sept. 15. The 90-minute tours start at Camden Public Library, pass historic spots, and end inside Camden Opera House. Donations taken. Reservations: 236-3440.

• Rent: School Edition on Troy Howard Stage in Belfast, the Summer Musical Theater Camp of Midcoast Actors Studio perform the play (without the coarse language and PDAs from the Broadway version). Curtain at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 & 7 p.m. Saturday. $5 tix at the door.

• Othello at Theater at Monmouth, through Aug. 19. Also playing, Macbeth, through Aug. 18. Molière’s The Learned Ladies, about pompous poets, pretentious parents and seductive servants, through Aug. 20. Three Days of Rain, Richard Greenberg’s dark, funny play that searches for truth about our parents and ourselves, through Aug. 18. FMI: theateratmonmouth.org.

• Celebrate! Bucksport 225 Bayfest, Friday-Sunday on Bucksport’s waterfront. With Miss Bucksport Bay Pageant, 5K, parade, music, antique car show, dinghy races, Friars’ Invitational Brewfest, more. Schedule: bucksportbayfestival.com.




• Annual Memorial Service to Honor Major General Henry Knox, 10:30 a.m. at Thomaston Cemetery. It opens with a Revolutionary War soldier honor guard. With a short talk about his wife, Lucy Knox, who is also buried there, followed by wreath laying. A reception at Knox Museum follows.

• “Bash LITE: Under the Tent” in Rockland, 8 p.m.-midnight. The Farnsworth Art Museum’s membership group the [Collective] throws a summer dance with funk band Con Brio in FAM’s parking lot on Museum Street.

• Antique Truck & Tractor Show at Owls Head Transportation Museum, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, rain or shine. Freight haulers, farm and construction vehicles, military units on display. Free Model T rides. Admission is $18 adults/free for service members and kids under 18. FMI: owlshead.org.

• Civil War Weekend at Fort Knox in Prospect, Saturday & Sunday. 15th Alabama Civil War Encampment will feature living history demos and show camp life. FMI: fortknox.maineguide.com.




• Maine Open Farm Day 2017, over 80 Maine farms, many in the midcoast, invite you to visit for demos, hay rides, tours, tasty samples. Visit organic Brae Maple Farm in Union from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for hilly views, music by Playin’ Possum, garden snacks, demos of wool spinning and twiggy fence construction, and a chance to pat friendly donkeys and meet Knox-Lincoln beekeepers. Statewide details: getrealmaine.com.




• Talk on Ship Virginia and the Popham Colony in Phippsburg, 3-4 p.m., The Lincoln Home, Newcastle. Free talk by Orman Hines, president of Maine’s First Ship and treasurer of the Maine Archaeological Society.

• 3-Part Public Discussion Series on “Climate Change on the Midcoast,” 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Thomaston Public Library. The free series will make use of books, videos and information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

• Summer Blast Sock Hop Gala at Brunswick Golf Club, 6 p.m. Maine State Music Theatre hosts the 1950s-themed sock hop. $60 tix include one drink and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar, live band, dances with cast members from MSMT’s production of Grease, a short live auction, crowning of the prom king and queen, muscle car display and more. Themed clothing is encouraged. Tix: msmt.org, 725-8769.

• “The Poor Farm and the Pest House,” 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Searsport Town Historian Charlene Knox Farris gives a free public talk on her research of the poor farms run by small New England towns for more than 100 years and “pest houses,” which isolated people with incurable diseases. FMI: belfastmuseum.org.

• “Early Maine Drinking Habits and Anecdotes,” 7:30 p.m., The Contented Sole Restaurant, next to Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site in Bristol. Drawing from research for her book “Distilled in Maine: A History of Libations,” Kate McCarty brings to life the drinking habits of Mainers before 1800. $5.




• Director of Darling Marine Center in Chats with Champions, 10 a.m., Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Free talk by Dr. Heather Leslie on the emerging science of resilience and how its findings can be used to protect coastal and marine ecosystems. She’ll preview plans for UMaine’s DMC, located in Walpole.

• Talk on How Phytoplankton May Help Combat Climate Change, 5-6:30 p.m., Café Sci at Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay. Two scientists describe their trip to Antarctica to study phytoplankton and its relation to the formation of planet-cooling clouds. Free.

• Author Bill Roorbach Wraps Up Summer Literary Series, at Ocean View Grange, Martinsville. Jackson Memorial Library hosts the event, starting with a 5:30 p.m. reception. Roorbach’s “Big Bend” won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and O. Henry Prize.

• Talk by Author Barbara Kent Lawrence: “On Fish and Love,” 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library. She will discusses her novel, “The Other Island: Ben’s Story,” the sequel to “Islands of Time.” She’ll also discuss her writing process, and sign and sell books. Free.




• Free Talk by Phil Crossman on Island Living, 10:30 a.m. Part of the Summer Lecture Series, in the Island Institute’s fourth-floor conference room, 386 Main St., Rockland. The author and Vinalhaven resident on the “unavoidable intimacy of sharing an island with a thousand other people.” Coffee and muffins served.

• Walking Tours of UMaine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 16. Take a free tour of the waterfront laboratories and learn what the scientists are up to. RSVP: tinyurl.com/y8h2dbgs.

• Program on “Thinking Clearly About Media,” 2-3:30 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Belfast. Free “fun, interactive” docu-series meant to inspire “critical thinking about media in an age of BS.” Ages 16+. The tour is being filmed; you must sign up: arrestingknowledge.com.

• “Decline of Forage Fish in the Gulf of Maine,” 5 p.m. at Project Puffin Visitor Center, 311 Main St., Rockland. Karen Alexander talks about forage fish, which eat plankton and which get eaten by larger fish, marine mammals and seabirds. She will trace their population changes and tell what they mean for rebuilding seabird populations on Maine islands.

• 3rd Annual WERU Storytelling Event, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday on Main at Alamo Theatre, Bucksport. The theme is “This Is My Maine.” Donations benefit WERU Community Radio. FMI: bucksportwom.com.

• Northeast by Eastern, 7 p.m., Bayside Community Hall, 813 Shore Road, Northport. Sumner McKane’s Maine history documentary uses music, interviews and images from Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. of Belfast to tell tales of booze smuggling, brawling river drivers and carefree childhoods. Free.

• “Filming the Sea: Past and Future,” 7-8:30 p.m., Sunset Seminar Series at Camden Yacht Club. Free public talk by David Conover, founder and executive director of Compass Light, a film and video company that has made over 600 productions including the “Sunrise Earth” series on Discovery channel. Donations go to Camden Youth Seamanship Program.




• “Why World War I Is Still Relevant 100 Years Later,” 4 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Talk by author Michael Knapp on what the American Battle Monuments Commission does to ensure the legacy of soldiers who fought in the “war to end all wars.”

• “Tell Your Life Story,” 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Free program Eddie Adelman that combines humor, music and excerpts from famous memoirs to encourage people to write their stories. A 30-minute workshop follows for people to try Adelman’s tips. Limited seating; come early.

• Talk by Author of “The Gillchrest Papers,” 7 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum’s Visitor Center, Searsport. Free talk by Renny Stackpole on the book he wrote after finding letters and business papers of the Gillchrests, a Thomaston family who built and sailed ships to ports around the world in the 1800s.

• Two Weekends of Annie in Belfast, the Belfast Maskers put on the family musical at United Farmers’ Market of Maine, 18 Spring St., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 27, 28 & 29 and Aug. 3, 4 & 5, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday, July 30 & Aug. 6. $15 adults/$10 under 13 at door or belfastmaskers.com.

• 2nd Annual Camden Classics Cup, Thursday-Saturday, July 27-29. Public events include harborside viewing of the Maine Maritime Museum Parade of Sail at 10 a.m. Sat., July 29. Details & footage of 2016’s CCC: camdenclassicscup.com.

• VivMo Shorts, at St. Lawrence Arts in Portland. Vivid Motion’s dancers of all ages tell nine short stories through dance, each by a different choreographer. Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., July 27-29, and 5:30 p.m. Sun., July 30. $14 adults/$7 under 13: vividmotion.org.




• Folk Dance Brunswick, Fri., July 28, 6:30-9 p.m, at People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. world music & dance. All welcome. $5 donation. FMI: 200-7577, folkdancebrunswick.com.

• Talk by Author of “Dirty Wars and Polished Silver,” Fri., July 28, 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books, Belfast. Lynda Schuster on her tell-all about being a Wall Street Journal war correspondent and then the wife of a U.S. diplomat. Save your seat: leftbank@myfairpoint.net, 338-9009.

• Sunset Dessert Cruise Aboard the Elizabeth Ann, Fri., July 28, 6:15-8 p.m. Departs from Monhegan Boat Line dock in Port Clyde. $15 adults/$7.50 under 12. Benefits charities supported by Naomi Chapter 25, Order of the Eastern Star, St. George. Reservations required: 372-0510.

• 27th Annual Penobscot Bay Gam, Fri. & Sat., July 28 & 29. The host venue is Sail, Power & Steam Museum in the south end of Rockland Harbor. Friday features a shoreside potluck. Dick and Moira Benzel of SV Equinox will give a talk on their recent cruise to Cuba around 11 a.m. Saturday. FMI: Spica.org.

• 4th Annual Celebrate Unity Festival, Sat., July 29. Events include vendors, food, entertainment and fun for the kids at the Field of Dreams from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FMI: programs@unitybarnraisers.org.

• “Arts on the Hill: Shakespeare” at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport, Sat., July 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Players from Camden Shakespeare Festival perform the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet and snippets of Much Ado About Nothing at the preserve’s Beech Nut lodge. Pack a picnic for the free all-ages performance. Refreshments and a reception follow. FMI: coastalmountains.org.

• Photographer to Share Images from 900-Mile Arctic Adventure, Sun., July 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Strand Theatre, Rockland. Peter Ralston shows images of Inuit villages and hunting camps, polar bears, and whales under the midnight sun, as shares his observations from a luxury yacht of “the most dramatic theater of rapid climate change on the planet.” Free; donations go to GRLT and Herring Gut.








• Gypsy Caravan in Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Belfast Common. Sam Ladd and Brice Sinclair open for the manouche-style gypsy jazz band. Bring chairs, picnics, kids, dancing feet, but not the dog. FMI: 322-7123.

• Graham Nash in Union, 7:30 p.m. in Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery’s Summer Concert Series. $56 for festival-style admission. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. FMI: savageoakes.com.

• Girls Guns & Glory at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The Boston trio plays “authentic American music.” Their latest album is “Love and Protest.” $20 advance tix: 633-5159 or boothbayoperahouse.com. $25 door.

• Classical Trio in Formal Concert and at Café Night in Rockport, pianist Gilles Vonsattel, clarinetist Todd Palmer and cellist Jakob Koranyi play Beethoven and Brahms at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Rockport Opera House. $60/$10 under 25. The trio plays pieces by Debussy, Ligeti, Poulenc and others at a Café Night at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Union Hall. $45/$10. Tix: baychamberconcerts.org.




• Marlene Hall & Breakers Jazz Band Outdoors in Rockland, 4-6 p.m. They play a free concert of big band and contemporary tunes under the tent at the waterfront Sail, Power & Steam Museum on Mechanic Street. Bring a picnic.

• The Mammals & Sassafras Stomp in Belfast, 7 p.m. Free Range Music Series & Waterfall Arts put it on at The Crosby Center, 96 Church St. $15/free under 6. FMI: freerangemusicseries.com.

• By the Bay Jazz Trio at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Works from the Golden Age of American Song and Latin rhythm standards. Cindy Millar sings.

• Playin’ Possum Concert at Rockville Community Chapel, Rockport, 7 p.m. The Hynd family plays everything from folk rock to bluegrass. $5 donation goes toward chapel’s heating system.

• Bar Harbor Music Festival at Belfast Features Pianist Christopher Johnson, 7 p.m., The First Church of Belfast, at Church & Court streets. He plays Chopin and American music. Johnson gives a free lecture and demo appropriate for young musicians at 4 p.m. Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause will be collecting donations for ice cream on Church Street 5:30-7:30 p.m. to help Belfast Stagehouse fund the Bar Harbor Music Festival at Belfast series, which wraps up at 4 p.m. with Sunday with The Ardelia Trio at Belfast Free Library. Violinist Janey Choi, cellist Jennifer DeVore and pianist Jihea Hong-Park play pieces by Haydn, Bidet, Piazzolla and Mendelssohn. $20 tix for either concert: thebelfaststagehouse.org or Left Bank Books.




• Willy Off the Pickle Boat at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Teddy Casey, David Butler and Josh Carpenter play Americana.

• Hit-Maker Jim Messina at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. Messina and his band play hits from musicians he has worked with (like the Doors and Herb Alpert) and originals. $35 tix: boothbayoperahouse.com. $40 door.




• Jazz do Mundo and Friends at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro Village, 2-4:30 p.m. Classic and Latin-flavored jazz, swing and blues. Refreshments available. FMI: medomakarts.org.

• Folk-Inspired Classical Music at Bayside Community Hall, 813 Shore Road, Northport, at 4 p.m. Bar Harbor Music Festival musicians Allison Kiger and Christopher Ladd stop by to play “Towards the Sea” by Toru Takemitsu and John Kusiak’s “Monhegan Suite.” $20 tix at Blair Agency or the door.




• Elvis Costello & The Imposters at Thompson’s Point, outdoor waterfront Portland venue, doors 6 p.m./show 7 p.m. All ages. Seated: $75 advance/$80 show day. GA Lawn: $45 advance/$50 show day. FMI: thompsonspointmaine.com.

• Professor Louie in Rockland, 7-10 p.m., Monday Night Blues at Time Out Pub. $15 cover.




• “Morning Coffee Concert” at Zoot Coffee in Camden, 9:30 a.m. Free performance by cellist Christopher Costanza.

• “Baroque & Beyond” Chamber Music Concerts, by Maine Friends of Music ensemble: at Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25; at Knox Museum’s Montpelier in Thomaston at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26; at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27; and at Union Church in South Bristol at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 30. $12 at Montpelier; donations accepted at others.




• Yankee Brass Band Playing Free Outdoors Concert in Rockland, 7 p.m. Paul Maybery conducts the 19th-century-style ensemble under Sail, Power & Steam Museum’s tent on the waterfront. FMI: sailpowersteammuseum.org.

• Free Lawn Concert with Ukes Rock Band, 6 p.m. Rockport Masonic Center, 361 Main St, near Simonton Corner. Pass the hat for the musicians; refreshments for sale & raffle. FMI: 691-2270. 

• Fiddler Alden Robinson and Pianist Neil Pearlman in Round Pond, 7:30 p.m. at The Little Brown Church, Route 32. They play music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Maine. Bring a cushion for the hard news. $12 donation. Kids free.




• Long Gone Daddy in Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Steamboat Landing. Bring chairs, picnics, kids, dancing feet, but no dogs. FMI: 322-7123.

• Songwriters Session at Camden Public Library, 6 p.m. The group that meets last Thursdays of the month offers a supportive environment for songwriters at all levels. All welcome.

• Pianist and Boothbay Harbor Opera House “Wizard” Kevin Kiley, 7:30 p.m. The theater’s technical director, who is also a pianist of note, plays Broadway hits and American standards with vocalists Phil Zipkin Day, Lynne Mcghee, Jennifer McLeod, John Adams. $20 advance/$25 door: boothbayoperahouse.com.

• Fleet Foxes at Thompson’s Point, outdoor waterfront Portland venue, doors 6 p.m./show 7 p.m. All ages. $46 advance/$51 show day. FMI: thompsonspointmaine.com.




• Free Live Music Night at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro, Fri., July 28, from 6-8 p.m. This month’s featured performer is Mark Barbour. Refreshments available.

• “An Evening with Slaid Cleaves,” Fri., July 28, 8 p.m. Damariscotta River Association’s Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. “William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string.” $30 tix: damariscottariver.org. $40 door.

• Steep Canyon Rangers at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Fri., July 28, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy winners play tunes from their 2015 album “Radio” and others. $30 advance/$35 door. And Sat., July 29, 7:30 p.m., Irish-American supergroup Cherish the Ladies. $25 advance/$30 door. FMI: boothbayoperahouse.com.

• “Expanding Horizons” Concert at Union Hall in Rockport, Sat., July 29, 7 p.m. The Windfern Ensemble, Maho Hisakawa on flute and Nathan Hillman on viola, play “Histoire du Tango” by Astor Piazzolla, “Romanian Folk Dances” by Bartók, and the premiere of Hillman’s Trio for Flute, Viola and Piano, for which they will be joined by pianist Patricia Stowell. FMI: windfernensemble.com.

• Coming to Thompson’s Point in Portland, outdoor waterfront venue: Wilco Sun., July 30. Glass Animals Thurs., Aug. 3. Alabama Shakes Sat., Aug. 5. Guster On the Ocean Sat., Aug. 12. With Beer Hall Before and After Concerts for most shows. FMI: thompsonspointmaine.com.

• The Secret Sisters Coming to the Strand in Rockland, Fri., Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. Laura and Lydia Rogers blend country, roots and rock. $20 advance tix: rocklandstrand.com. $25 show day.








• NT Live: Angels in America: Part I, Millennium Approaches, live at 2 p.m. & rebroadcast at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Tony Kushner’s epic play about New Yorkers in the 1980s dealing with the AIDS crisis and the Reagan administration

• “I Am Not Your Negro,” 6-9 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Screening of the documentary that explores the history of racism in the U.S. through the words of James Baldwin. With refreshments and a post-screening discussion. $5 minimum donation at the door.

• “Star Wars Rogue One,” 7 p.m., Recent Release Movie at Vose Library in Union. Donations help cover fees.

• 20th Annual Maine International Film Festival, through July 23 at various Waterville venues. Program: miff.org.




• COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” “Dunkirk,” “Spiderman: Homecoming.” Subtitles on most Sunday movies.

• FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.

• HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “Spiderman: Homecoming.” FMI: harbortheatre.net, 633-0438.

• LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: “The Hero.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.

• STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Paris Can Wait.”




• “The Chorus,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library. A new music teacher at a school for troubled boys uses unconventional methods to get through to his students.

• “Love and Death,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. Woody Allen and Diane Keaton play unlikely lovers in czarist Russia. Free.




• “Bambi,” 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Screening of a 35mm archive print to mark the classic animated Disney film’s 75th anniversary. $5.




• “The Big Sleep,” 8:30 p.m. Monday Night Movies in Camden Library’s Amphitheatre. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and snacks for the film noir flick starring Bogart and Bacall. Free.




• NT Live: Angels in America: Part II, Perestroika, live at 2 p.m. & rebroadcast at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Tony Kushner’s epic play about New Yorkers in the 1980s dealing with the AIDS crisis and Reagan administration.

• “Tribal Justice,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday Film Series at Rockland Public Library. Free screening of the film that looks at efforts by Indian tribal courts to find ways to let offenders right their wrongs and restore balance to the community.








• Guided Walks at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, 11 a.m. weekdays through August. Get the scoop on current exhibits during the half-hour hours that are free with admission. FMI: cmcanow.org.

• Andrew Wyeth’s Nephew at Olson House in Cushing, David Rockwell will be on hard at 4 p.m. Thursdays through August to share stories about his uncle, the Olsons, and summers in Cushing. FMI: farnsworthartmusuem.org.

• Reception to Open “American Genre: Contemporary Panting,” from 5-8 p.m. at Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Portland. Fifty-two paintings by 52 American artists, curated by Michelle Grabner, Crown Family Professor of Art at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. RSVP to the public reception on Facebook. The show hangs to Sept. 15, when it closes with a one-day symposium featuring a panel discussion moderated by Barry Schwabsky. RSVP to symposium: ica@meca.edu.

• Talk on Reading a Paint Tube Label, 5:15 p.m., Third Thursday Demo at Salt Bay Art Supply (across from Hannaford) in Damariscotta. Half-hour explanation of what terms on various tubas mean.

• “Intro to Nature Journaling,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Third Thursday Talks at Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. Maine Master Naturalist Andrea Lani teaches how to fake a journal using a range of drawing techniques that hone observation skills and silence the inner critic.

• Glass Painting at Palermo Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring a glass object to pant. All other materials will be supplied. FMI: palermo.lib.me.us, 993-6088.




• “Camera Settings and Light for Lifestyle and Stall Life Photography,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rockland’s Art Loft. Karen Olson leads it. $60. FMI: artloftrockland.

• Twin Villages ArtWalk in Damariscotta & Newcastle, 4-7 p.m. Free self-guided tour of galleries, gift shops, nonprofits and restaurants. With five art tents at Damariscotta River Distribution. Events include: • The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. Reception for a show of Maine scones by Wiscasset painter Virginia Forrest.

• Reception for Pam Cabañas at Arts in the Barn Show, 5-8 p.m. at Cushing Historical Society, 17 Hathorne Point Road. The Friendship artist’s plein air images and music by Marianna Filippi. The exhibit bangs all weekend.

• Paint Night: “Summer Beach” at Rockland’s Art Loft, 6-8 p.m. Angela Anderson gives step-by-step instructions to help you transform a canvas. Snacks served. BYO beer or mine. $35. Reserve: artloftrockland.org.




• “Getting Started with Lightroom” 10 a.m.-noon at Rockland’s Art Loft. Karen Olson teaches how to use software that is an affordable option for hubby photogs and aspiring artists. $35. FMI: artloftrockland.

• Maine Artist and Author Showcase at Red Barn Marketplace & Bakery, off Route 1 in Lincolnville, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. You’re invited to sample jams, balsa and sauces, browse fine art, and meet authors Barbara Lawrence (“Ben’s Story,” “Islands of Time”) and K. Stephens (“The Ghost Trap”), who will be signing books.

• Mixed Media Collage Workshop at Waterfull Arts in Belfast, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Artists Karen Gelardi and Anna Hepler lead an exploration of woodblock printing and collage, in conjunction with their exhibit, “Seesaw.” $65 includes materials. FMI: waterfallarts.org, 338-2222.

• George Mason Open Studio at His “Yellow Church,” 123 Borland Hill Road, Nobleboro, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See new words by the founder of Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Edgecomb and recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts awards. FMI: georgemasonart.com.

• “Chinese Traditional Painting: Fish,” 1-3:30 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. Nanfei Wang leads it with an eye toward how to control the application of water when using brushes on nice paper. $35. FMI: artloftrockland.org.




• Meet the Artists of Saltwater Artists Gallery in New Harbor, Route 130, from 3-5 p.m. Meet 25 of the gallery’s artists at the reception & see works in every gene.




• Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. With a focus on drawing in color. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided. This week: Florals at Marshall Point Light.

• 2017 MFA Lecture Series at Maine College of Art in Portland, 5:30 p.m. at Osher Hall. Keith Boadwee, a teacher at California College of the Arts and San Francisco Art Institute, is next in the free public lecture series. He talks about his fascination with expressionism and the body. FMI: meca.edu.

• Everyman Repertory Theatre to Hold Auditions, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lincoln Street Center (second floor), Rockland, for Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. FMI: everymanrep.org.

• Week-Long Improv Intensive at Bangor Opera House, Monday-Friday, 6-8 p.m. Penobscot Theatre Company offers the course led by Stan Wells, who has directed many shows for the L.A. comedy troupe The Groundlings. Suitable for adults and teens. $150. FMI: 947-6618 or penobscottheatre.org.




• “William Wegman and His Weimaraners” at the Strand Theatre, Rockland, 5:30 p.m. Side talk by the artist, who brings along the dogs he is known for photographing. His show “Reel to Real” is at Rockland’s Center for Maine Contemporary Art through Oct. 22. $15 advance tix/$10 for Strand & CMCA members: rocklandstrand.com. $20 door. 




• “Art at the Grill” Reception, 4-5:30 p.m. at Damariscotta River Grill. For Kimberly Skillin Traina, Susan Tilton Pecora and Doug Houle, whose works capture summer in Maine. Tight hors d’oeuvres. Show runs July 24-Sept. 11.

• Talk on “Joseph Fiore and His Art,” 7 p.m., Vose Library, Union. Anna Witholt Abaldo of Maine Farmland Trust shows a short film by Richard Kane, “Joseph Fiore: The Nature of the Artist,” and then talks about Fiore’s art, his connection to MFT, the distribution of his “Rock Paintings” to Maine nonprofits, and the recent establishment of the Fiore Art Center and artist residency program in Jefferson.




• Reception to Open Show by Susan Cooney and Peigi Cole-Jolliffe, 5-7 p.m. at Dark Harbor Studio in the Williams Brothers Building, 509 Pendleton Point Road, Islesboro. Their new works are on display through Aug. 7.

• Wiscasset Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Maine Marimba Ensemble plays Zimbabwean music on Middle Street. A craft show is held on the lawn at Nickels-Sortwell House (11 a.m.-7 p.m.), and artists taking part in a five-day plein air painting event sponsored by The Maine Art Gallery will be panting around town. At 8:30 p.m., Doublet Design on Creamery Pier hosts the second in its SHED Talks at Dusk, with ceramic artist Juliette Walker.




• Reception for “The Garden Show” at Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Damariscotta, Fri., July 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Works by 28 artists in mediums ranging from oils to nixed media to photography. Through Aug. 13.

• Reception to Open Two Shows at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Fri., July 28, 5-8 p.m. “Interiors” in the Clifford Gallery. “An Eclectic Mix: Works from the Art Deportment” in the Corridor Gallery. Light refreshments.

• Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk, Fri., July 28. With street performers and gallery receptions from 5:30-8 p.m. Art Walk maps will be available at Belfast Creative Coalition’s booth at High and Main streets. With Farm to Gallery Food Tastings, coordinated by Maine Farmland Trust. FMI: belfastcreativecoalition.org.

• Reception for “Riff Raff: Reimagined Art from Unexpected Places,” Fri., July 28, 5-8 p.m. at Granite Gallery in Tenants Harbor. Works by Otty Merrill, Helene Farrar and Ruth Sack, all members of New England Wax, a group of artists who work in encaustics. Through Aug. 2.




• Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Jenny Brillhart + Sara Stites: Temporality,” through Aug. 13. “William Wegman: Reel to Real,” through Oct. 22. “John Walker: From Seal Point,” through Oct. 29. 

• Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Dr. Syn,” through Sept. 9. “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse,” through Oct. 29. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings,” through Dec. 31. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938–2008,” through Dec. 31. “Marguerite Zorach: An Art-Filled Life,” through Jan. 7. 

• Hutchinson Center in Belfast, “The Art of Climate Change,” photos and art illustrating student and faculty research from archaeology in the Andes to ice drilling in Antarctica. Through Sept. 29.

• Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.

• Monhegan Museum, 4-6 p.m. “Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island,” through Sept. 30.

• Portland Museum of Art, “A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman and Zorach.” Through Sept. 8.






• Healthy Lincoln County Summer Meals Program, midcoast sites are now serving free meals to kids 18 and under. No registration required, no questions asked. Sites: healthylincolncounty.org.




• Buffet Summer Salad Luncheon in Camden, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., John Street United Methodist Church serves fruit, rice, jellied and garden salads, plus turkey, rolls, cold beverages – timed to coincide with Camden Garden Club’s annual Camden House & Garden Tour. $12 adults/$6 under 12.




• July Communi-TEA at Thomaston Library, 3-4:30 p.m. Sweet and savory kibbles. Free and open to all. Bring a donation for the food pantry.




• Breakfasts at Broad Cove Church in Cushing, 7-10 a.m. Saturdays through Aug. 26 (except Aug. 12).

• Sub Sandwich Sale at Edgecomb Community Church, order ahead by calling 882-6338 and pick up at the church from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A six-inch sub, chips and a drink are $7. Proceeds go toward the church’s mission work.

• Italian Public Supper at Evening Star Grange, 31 Old Union Road in Washington, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Pasta dishes and desserts. $9 adults/$5 under 12.

• Chicken Barbecue Fund-Raiser, 5 p.m., Hope Corner Fire Station. Chicken, coleslaw, salad, pickles, roll, dessert & drink. $10.




• 2-Part “On the Go Breakfasts” Class, Salvation Army in Rockland, from 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 25 & Aug. 1. Get healthy & quick breakfast inspiration. Free. Registration required: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.




• “Pollination Services & Community Partnerships,” 5:30-7 p.m., fifth session of 2017 Beginning Farmer Workshop series, at Terra Optima Farm, 908 Gurneytown Road, Appleton. Meet a local farmer and local beekeeper who have teamed up and learn how this type of business relationship works. A potluck dinner will follow the free workshop. Sign-up: hildy@knox-lincoln.org, 596-2040. Visit knox-incoln.org for rain date rescheduling. Rain date July 27.

• Public Potluck-Style Supper in South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m., People’s United Methodist Church. Casseroles, salads, naked beans, yeast rolls, beverages, pies. $8 adults/$4 under 13.

• Free 2-Part Plant-Based Cooking Class, Second Congregational Church, Warren. 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, July 26 & Aug. 2. Learn how easy and healthy it is to eat more plants and newer animals. Registration required: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.




• Gala Spaghetti Dinner at Masons of Orient Lodge in Thomaston, 5-6 p.m. The dinner benefits Thomaston Public Library’s “Bikes for Books” program. $8 adults/free under 10.

• 2017 Kneading Conference at the Skowhegan Stale Fairgrounds, Thurs. & Fri., July 27 & 28. The Maine Grain Alliance hosts it. Guests will include London culinary writer Francis Percival. FMI: kneadingconference.com




• Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, offering organic food and artisan goods. Most take SNAP/EBT and give out Maine Harvest Bucks. • Belfast, Waterfall Arts, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendors have added new items. YumBus serves food. A Kid’s Club is offered. • United Farmers’ Market of Belfast, 18 Spring Street, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Camden, 116 Washington St. (former tannery site), Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. • Union, Union Common, Fridays, 3-6 p.m. Union’s July 21 market will feature flower & herb vendors and a free talk at 4:30 p.m. by Lorie Costigan of Glendarragh Lavender Farm in Appleton. Harp music by Sarah Aiken. • Unity, Unity Community Center, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Waldoboro, Cider Hill Farm, 785 Main St., Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. Rockland, Harbor Park, 
Thursdays9am ~ 1:00 pm ~ Early Bird shopping at 8:30. Late Birds miss it.






• 70th Annual House & Garden Tour of Camden Garden Club, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. Seven properties from a large estate overlooking Penobscot Bay to two in-town houses that share perennial beds. Proceeds fund CGC’s civic beautification projects. FMI: camdengardenclub.com.




• Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Days: In-Town Oasis, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. Jewel-like hidden gardens at 133 Miller Street. $5. FMI: belfastgardenclub.org.




• “Plants for Peaceful Sleep,” noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Herbalist Denise DeSpirito leads attendees into the gardens to select plants that can be used to enhance sleep and promote dreaming. $5.




• Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Days, Fri., July 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. See Greg Larsen’s home & business, Tuva Bakery, in Lincolnville, with Japanese stewartia and other unusual specimens. Pack a picnic to eat next to the pond. $5. FMI: belfastgardenclub.org.








• Useful Clothing Sale at Broad Cove Church, Cushing, 7-10 a.m. Saturdays. Low prices; new inventory.

• Flea Market at Bremen Union Church, Route 32, Bremen, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Rain moves the lawn sale inside. A few $10 fables are available: 529-5326.

• 28th Annual Book and Bake Sale in Searsmont, 9 a.m.-noon, rain or shine. Thousands of books, hundreds of items in “Grandma’s Attic,” silent auction, bake sale of homemade goodies. Call 342-5030 to donate to Grandma’s Attic.

• 2017 Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach, 10:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. More than two dozen Maine authors will be there for signings and that. FMI: beyondtheseamaine.com.

• Cam-Rock Historical Society’s 37th Annual Antiques Show & Sale, Saturday & Sunday, at Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90, Rockport. With 40 dealers from 12 states. Market Basket lunch on sale. $7 admission; $6 with Free Press ad. FMI: 800-641-6908.




• One-Day Lawn Sale at Home of Kate Beston Barnes in Appleton, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The estate of Maine’s first poet laureate holds the sale of books, CDs, DVDs and a wide variety of cards. Proceeds benefit the Maine Women Writers Collection at University of New England in Portland, where Barnes’ papers are archived. From Route 131 turn west on Route 105, then right onto Appleton Ridge Road. Her house is on the left. FMI: gulfofmainebooks@gmail.com.




• Antiques, Arts & Crafts and Flea Market at Ocean View Grange, Route 131, Port Clyde, Sat., July 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch available. $20 table rentals benefit Grange Building Fund: 372-8629.

• Fair at St. Giles’ Church in Jefferson, Sat., July 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Route 126, just west of Route 213. Books, pies, fine framed etchings, quilt raffle.

• 3rd Annual Washington Community Auction, Sat., July 29, at Washington Fire Station, 42 Old Union Road. Preview and silent auction at 4 p.m. Live auction at 6 p.m. Benefits multiple area nonprofits. Auction preview on Facebook.








• 5-Week Hypnobirthing Class in Rockport, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 20-Aug. 17, at Pen Bay Physicians Building. Learn techniques for birthing through guided imagery, visualization and special breathing. $125 for mom & partner. Sign-up: penbaywaldo.coursestorm.com or 921-8345.




• “Mad Science: Engineering a Better World,” 6:30 p.m., Liberty School. Kids will step into the shoes of an engineer and learn how to design things to make the world a better place.




• Open House at Children’s House Montessori in Camden, 10 a.m.-noon. Tours, refreshments, open classrooms at the 58 Elm St. school for kids 18 months-12 years. FMI: camdenmontessori.org.




• Creative Writing Day Camp at Watershed School in Camden, from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For kids 10-13. FMI: writingshed.org.

• Treehouse-Building Day Camp at Riley School in Rockport, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. It is led by Heritage Timber Wrights. FMI: 596-6405 or SummeratRiley@gmail.com.

• “Vacation Adventure Bible School: Going Fishing,” Monday-Friday, 5-8 p.m., Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Light supper, games, crafts, singing. FMI: 338-5575.




• Author of “Hope for Someday” at Stockton Springs Community Library, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Vincent Ewald will share his story about two shelter puppies who find a new home. With snack and activity. All welcome.

• Free Children’s Drawing Class, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays at Rockland Library. Catinka Knoth leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6 and up (under 11 with an adult). Materials provided. This week: Marine mammals.

• Mini Day Camp in Tenants Harbor, at Jackson Memorial Library, Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For kids 8-12. Also Aug. 1-3. FMI: 372-8961.




• Babes in the Woods at the Gregory Hiking Trail, 2 Sawyer’s Island Road, Boothbay, 10-11 a.m. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring babies, toddlers and older siblings on the short, slow hike with a “Terrific Trees” theme. The free hike includes a healthy snack. No need to sign up. Meet at the trailhead parking lot. FMI: bbrlt.org.

• Solar-Powered Gadget Building at Rockport Public Library, 2 p.m. Talk by Children’s Librarian Ben Odgren on solar power and then helps kids 8+ build gadgets that run on the sun. Sign-up required: bodgren@rockport.lib.me.us or 236-3642.

• Registration for Central Lincoln County YMCA 2017 Football League, 6-7 p.m. at the Y’s Child Care, 8 Sandhill Drive, Nobleboro. For kids in grades 1-8. $100/$80 Y members. FMI: clcymca.org.

• Watershed School Open House and Ice Cream Social, 6-7:30 p.m. 32 Washington St., Camden. Meet students & staff and learn about the curriculum offered by the school.




• “Build a Better World: Save the BEES!” at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. Jenn Tyler leads crafts and games in the Children’s Garden and nutritionist Jenn Tyler brings along some surprises. Kids 10 & under must be with an adult.




• Raspberry Pi Coding with Minecraft, Fri., July 28, 5-6:30 p.m., Vose Public Library, Union. Learn how to write code for the Raspberry Pi, a small single-board computer. Ages 8+, parents, adults, teens all welcome. No experience required. Save your place: 785-4733. 

• “Little Cooks in the Kitchen (with an Adult)” Classes, Saturdays, July 29, Aug. 19, 26, from 9-10:30 a.m. at FARMS Community Kitchen, over Rising Tide Market, 323 Main St., Damariscotta. Leslie Wicks teaches kids 2-5 about kitchen safety and basic cooking skills. $15 per class/$40 for all three. Save your spot: 563-1161 or info@mefarms.org.

• Free “Farm Hands” Program at Aldermere Farm, Rockport. Kids 10-18 with basic skills will get advanced lessons working with Belted Galloway calves, starting Aug. 1 and running three weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. FMI: 236-2739 or jalbury@mcht.org.

• Midcoast Day Camps, include these:• Rockland Harbor YMCA Camp & Kinder-Kamp, weekly sessions all summer. Scholarships available. FMI: penbayymca.org. • Pen Bay YMCA Summer Sports Camps, gymnastics, karate, basketball, soccer. Scholarships available. FMI: penbayymca.org. • Central Lincoln County YMCA Sailing Camp, weekly sessions through Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FMI: clcymca.org, 563-9633. • Tennis Camps in Rockport, for kids 5-18. FMI: midcoastrec.org. • Hearty Roots, weekly sessions all summer at various midcoast venues, for girls 9-15, with a focus on the power of nature. FMI: Facebook. • Free Red Ball Tennis Camps, for kids 6-8 from Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 14-17, 10 a.m.-noon, at Waldo County Y in Belfast. FMI: midcoastrec.org. • ArtLab ArtCamp, Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Weekly sessions for kids 6-11. FMI: jthompson@cmcanow.org. • Summer Camp at Riley School, Mon.-Fri., July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4 & Aug. 7-11. FMI: SummeratRiley@gmail.com or 596-6405. • Sailing Camp in Tenants Harbor, two-week sessions for kids 9-18 at all levels. FMI: 372-8174 or stgeorgesail.org. • Camp Mummichog, Damariscotta River Association. Be a Marine Biologist for kids 9-12 from Mon.-Fri., July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FMI: damariscottariver.org. • Art Workshops at Steel House in Rockland, with sibling and “bring-a-friend” rates. Package of Apprenticeshop Youth Sailing and Steel House workshops available on shared campus. FMI: apprenticeshop.org.




• Appleton Library: • StoryTime Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., kids of all ages.

• Belfast Free Library: • Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., babies to age 2 and siblings. • Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and siblings.

• Camden Library: • 10 a.m. Story Hours, Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to age 2 & siblings. Thursdays: ages 4-5. Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary.

• Carver Library, Searsport: • Preschool Story Hour, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. 

• Gibbs Library, Washington: • Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-ish, depending on when kids drop in. FMI: 845-2663.

• Liberty Library: • Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger & older kids welcome if not disruptive.

• Palermo Library: • Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. • Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.

• Rockland Public Library: • Baby Storytime, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 2-year-olds. • Children’s Story & Crafts, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Rockport Library: • Story Time, Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers and preschoolers. Includes a craft to take home.

• Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: • Toddler Time, Tuesdays. • Book Babies, Wednesdays. • Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.

• Thomaston Library: • Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. • Family Story Hour, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. • Early Bird Reading & Fun Time, Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

• Vose Library, Union: • Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Different activities for babies & toddlers and older kids.

• Waldoboro Library: • Storytime, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.

• Warren Library: • Craft Club Story Time, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. • Lego Club, second and fourth Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.

• Children’s Clothing Exchange, first Saturdays monthly, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church in Warren. Free, quality used clothing, newborn to size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.

• Giggles and Doodles Kids’ Art Class, 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Art Loft, Rockland. FMI: artloftrockland.org.








• Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. Support and info for people who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.

• 2-Part “Declutter Your Life” Class, 5-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Town Office, 217 Main St. Identify physical and mental clutter and get strategies for clearing your space and your mind. Free. You must register: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

• Yoga Flow Thursdays at CMCA, 5:30-6:30 p.m. through August in the courtyard or galleries of Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Lucy Spalding leads vinyasa-style classes for all levels. Bring a mat. Drop-ins okay. By donation.




• Wildlife Walk & Talk in Boothbay Harbor, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve. Biologist Keel Kemper talks about the role of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, and answers questions about wildlife in the region. Registration: thall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.

• Fern Walk at Head-of-Tide Preserve in Belfast, 10 a.m.-noon. Free walk led by Hildy Ellis at the Doak Road preserve. Cosponsored by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and Coastal Mountains Land Trust. FMI: 338-1147.

• Grown-Up Story Hour at Camden Library, 1:30 p.m. In the Teen Section.

• Pollinator Walk & Talk at Sennebec Pond in Appleton, 4 p.m. Walk through a blueberry barren and explore the link between pollinators and blueberries. Professor of Insect Ecology Francis Drummond leads it and discusses challenges facing pollinators like honeybees. FMI: georgesriver.org, 594-5166.

• Night of Joy Gathering at Water of Life Church in Newcastle, 6:30-8 p.m. The annual Ice Cream Festival will be held. Night of Joy is for learning disabled participants and their families & friends.




• Walk to Find Plants for the Family Medicine Cabinet on Sears Island, from 10 a.m.-noon. Free walk led by herbalists Steve Byers & Gretchen Heilman Piper. Park along the causeway at the end of Sears Island Road, off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Meet at the kiosk near the island gate. Rain cancels. FMI: 975-3878 or friendsofsearsisland.org.

• Open House at Cottages at Quarry Hill in Camden, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tour cottages available to buy or rent, meet staff and residents, get info and pricing.

• Neighborhood Missions Weekend at Thomaston Assembly of God Church, 14 Roxbury St., Sat. & Sun. Free food and music and a roomful of free food, clothes and other useful items for those in need. A cookout will be held at 4 p.m. Sat. FMI: 354-6671 or thomaston.ag@gmail.com.




• Service at St. George Episcopal Chapel in Tenants Harbor, 10 a.m. This one is led by the Rev. Ralph Moore. 




• “Walking Meditation” Class, noon-1 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Join Health & Wellness Coach Barbara Crowley to practice a new way of meditating. Free, but you must register: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

• “Medicare 101,” 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Learn how to cut through red tape, avoid penalties and figure out costs. Call for an appointment: 563-1363.

• Free “Essentials of College Planning” Workshops in July, for learners 19+. Info on admissions, financial aid, career planning and study skills. At University College Rockland on Monday. At UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Tuesday. Both locations offer workshops at 9 a.m. and noon. FMI: meoc.maine.edu800-281-3703.

• “Fiber 101” Talk on Fiber Optic Broadband, 5-7 p.m., Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston. Pizza and discussion put on by LCI Fiber Optic Networks. FMI: LCIFiber.net




• Yoga in Camden Amphitheatre, 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays to Aug. 15. Donations taken, with a portion going to the library.

• Guided Nature Hike at Schoolhouse Pond Preserve, Boothbay, 10-11 a.m. Join a naturalist for the easy-paced hike of a mile. No need to register. Meet at trailhead on Cross Road, Trevett (Barters Island). FMI: bbrlt.org.

• Belfast Senior Center, at United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, East Belfast. July 25: Center closed for field trip to Farm at Point Lookout. Learn about four-season organic farming and meet chickens, ducks and goats. Bring a bag lunch. Free; transportation provided. RSVP: parksandrec@cityofbelfast.org.

• Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group to Meet, noon-1 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Education Room, in Rockland. FMI: 921-8880.

• Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club, 2:30 p.m. at Thomaston Library. The book is “Love That Boy” by Ron Fournier. FMI: 354-2453.

• Medomak Valley Land Trust Paddle to Hungry Island in Friendship, 5 p.m. The intermediate-level paddle on Muscongus Bay leaves from the boat ramp on Martin Point Road, rain or shine. BYO kayak and PFD. Those under 18 must be with an adult.

• Planning Meeting for Waldoboro’s Adult Co-Ed Fall Softball League, 5 p.m. at Waldoboro Town Office. Anyone who wants to enter a team is encouraged to attend. FMI: rec@waldoboromaine.org or 832-5369, x308.




• “The Latest on Prevention and Treatment of Skin Cancer,” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Enrichment Series for adults 50+ at Penobscot Shores in Belfast. Dr. Kerry Lavigne tells what older adults can do to reduce their risk and explains the benefits of Mohs surgery. Free.

• Lunch & Learn in Damariscotta, at Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Guest is Elder Abuse Prevention Advocate Betty Balderston, who will discuss “Legal Services for the Elderly.” The entree is beef stew. RSVP: 563-1363.

• Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Megunticook River’s Shirt Tail Point, just off Route 105. Learn basic skills, strokes and how to get on and off. $20. Kids 14+ are okay, but must be with an adult. Registration: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

• Free Varicose Vein Screening, 5:30 p.m. at Pen Bay Surgery and Wound Healing Center, Rockport. Call 921-5722 to schedule an appointment.

• Free Weather Spotter Training, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Learn how to be a Skywarn spotter for the National Weather Service. Meteorologist John Jensenius of the NWS regional office in Gray leads it. FMI: nws.noaa.gov/skywarn.

• Mid-Coast Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library, Route 1. Free, public. FMI: hashaw@earthlink.net.




• Nurses Invited to Join Knox County Nurses Guild, the group that raises funds for nursing scholarships meets at noon last Thursdays of the month in the Rockland Room of the Knox Center, Rockland. Practicing, nonpracticing and retired RNs and LPNs in Knox and surrounding counties are welcome. FMI: 594-4047.




• Free Beach Yoga on Sears Island, Fri., July 28, 10-11:15 a.m. Missy Hatch leads movement and stretching for anyone able to walk on the beach. Geared for adults, but attentive kids welcome, too. Park on Sears Island Road and meet at kiosk near the island gate. Bring a towel and water. FMI: Friends of Sears Island on Facebook or 975-3878.

• 4th Annual Mutt Scrub, Sat., July 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Two Salty Dogs in Boothbay Harbor. The pet store hosts the benefit for Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter with mutt scrubbing, competitions including a Doggie Talent Show and Doggie Musical Chairs, plus nail trimming and raffles. FMI: muttscrub.org.

• Wildlife Habitat Tour on Montville Farm, Sat., July 29, 2-4 p.m. Midcoast Conservancy offers it at the property of John Twomey and Leigh Norcott, who discuss creation, maintenance and improvement of habitat for wild creatures who live in fields, brushy areas and woodlands. Registration: 389-5150 or midcoastconservancy.org.

• Party for Donkey Rescue Donors, Sat., July 29, 5 p.m. Peace Ridge Animal Sanctuary in Brooks serves wine and hors d’oeuvres and offers tours and a chance to meet other supporters. If you donate $50 or more before July 29, your contribution will be matched. The nonprofit is home to over 250 farm animals rescued from abuse and neglect. Free open houses will be held noon-4 p.m. Sundays, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29.

• “Introduction to Sea Kayaking,” Mon., July 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Belfast Boathouse beach. Basic paddling and safety instructions provided. Kids 10+ welcome with an adult. $30 includes tandem kayak and gear. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

• 4-Part “Self Defense Basics” Course at Rockland Congregational Church, Mondays, July 31-Aug. 21, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn practical strategies for personal safety. $25. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

• Week of Restorative Practices Workshops in Belfast, Mon.-Fri., July 31-Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p-.m. at UMaine’s Hutchinson Center. FMI: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu/professional-development.




• Open Meditation in Rockland, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30, The Dancing Elephant, 6 School St. Sitting & walking meditation with timekeeper. All traditions welcome. $5-$10 suggested donation. FMI: rachel@rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.

• Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.

• Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Public Library. FMI: 354-2453.

• Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, first Tuesdays. Free transport from Humane Society of Knox County, Thomaston. Appointments: 865-0772 or Facebook. FMI: CommunitySpayNeuterClinic.com.

• People Helping People, support network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-4368.

• Open Meditation, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main St., Damariscotta. Free; donations taken.

• Increase Your Peace of Mind, 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Three Principles Course designed for anyone who sometimes feels stressed, depressed or angry and wishes to feel more joyful, loving, calm & content. FMI: 633-4368. 

• Fiber Arts Group, first & third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.

• Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. FMI: 921-8711.

• Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers & those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. FMI: 620-1656.

• Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.

• Saturday Knitting Classes, 2-4 p.m., Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. FMI: 594-6060.

• Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St. Rockland. Use green box in lobby any day. FMI: 594-0429, ext. 702.

• Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.

• King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.

• Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.

• Tapping Group, first Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.

• Tuesday Book Club, Camden Library, second Tuesdays, 1 p.m. FMI: 470-7473.

• Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.

• Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, 2nd Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.

• Wednesday Walkers, guided morning hikes at 14 land trusts from Camden to Brunswick through November. Subscribe for weekly details: wednesday_walkers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

• Country Line Dancing, Fridays, 6-7 p.m., Swing & Sway Dancing, 143 Maverick St., Rockland. No partner or experience needed. FMI: 594-0940.

• Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Bldg., 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.

• Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., hike of a mile or so, at a different preserve each time. The week’s hike is posted at bbrlt.org. FMI: 633-4818.

• Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post-cardiac-event patients. FMI: 236-3375.

• Family Caregiver Support Group in Camden, fourth Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm St. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 800-464-8703.

• SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Drop-In Meetings, first & third Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. FMI: SageMaine.org, 809-7015.

• Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.

• Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Med Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.

• Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue (across from WC General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.

• Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.

• Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second & fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.

• Tabletop Games at Camden Library, Fridays, 3 p.m. Ages 10-100. Bring a fave game and a snack. No experience needed. All welcome. FMI: 233-8257.

• Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.

• Veterans’ Services in Rockland, fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records and more. Appointments: 596-6906.

• Veterans’ Creative Writing, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans & their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry, fiction. Free and confidential.

• “New Beginnings” Support Group, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. Free, nonreligious support for those starting anew after the end of a marriage or relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job. Confidential registration: 593-6468.

• Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. Free drop-in group. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.

• Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. FMI: 382-6446.

• Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. All friends & families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.

• Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Rm., Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. 921-6237.

• Pet Loss Support Group, first Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., PAWS, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 236-8702.

• Free Community Rowing at Station Maine in Rockland, for all ages & skill levels. Cornish pilot gigs leave Sharp’s Point on Rockland Harbor at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and 9 a.m. Saturdays. FMI: 691-2037, muriel@stationmaine.org.

• Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.

• Computer Boot Camp, Tuesday mornings, Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden St. By appointment: 596-2600.

• Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.

• Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County Homes, first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, Round Pond Green, Boothbay Green, Wiscasset Green, Edgecomb Green, Jefferson Green, Waldoboro Green.

• “Owl & Turtle Sessions” Writers’ Group, second & fourth Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden. Writing exercises, discussion of members’ works. All welcome.

• Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.

• Sunday Jams at Rockland’s Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 1:30-4 p.m. FMI: SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.

• Tuesday Jams at the Thomaston Federated Church, 7-9 p.m. Country, bluegrass, old-time. Listeners welcome. 

• Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.

• Speakers’ Corner in Rockland, Sundays, 4-5 p.m. near Rite Aid, corner of Main & Park streets.

• Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.

• Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Route 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. FMI: 789-5700.

• Meditation — Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition, Sundays (except August), 9-10:30 a.m. at The Start Center, 37 Start Road, Camden. Free. All welcome. FMI: 978-979-1365.

• Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Newcomers welcome; partners guaranteed. FMI: 594-8965 or 236-8792.

• Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.

• Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.

• NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.

• Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.

• Knox County Coin Club, third Thursdays, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. FMI: 701-8411.

• Fellowship of the Spirit Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.

• Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Public Library. FMI: 354-2453.

• Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. Activities vary. All are welcome. FMI: bridginghandsforasl.com.

• Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.

• Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.

• Foreign Language Conversation at Belfast Co-op, Tuesdays. For new to fluent speakers. Spanish & Italian at 10 a.m. French at 11 a.m. German and Swedish at noon. 

• Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.

• Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas’ Church, Thursdays at Congregational Church; 12 movements to music for balance, flexibility. Free. All welcome. FMI: 236-8732, BeedyParker@gwi.net.

• Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Rte. 126), Jefferson. FMI: 530-3769.

• Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.

• Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner & 12-step, Christ-centered meeting. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.

• Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at a different preserve each time for a hike of a mile or two. FMI: bbrlt.org, 633-4818.

• “Social Bridge, Anyone?” Tuesdays 1-4 p.m., Owls Head Community Bldg. FMI: 593-2970.

• MS Coffee & Conversation Group, second Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Hatchet Mountain Publick House, Hope. Families & friends welcome. FMI: 975-0156, Bettheh@TheNewEnglandReCo.com.

• Belfast Free Sketchers, fourth Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Belfast Free Library. All abilities welcome. BYO materials.

• Men’s Cancer Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.

• Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.

• Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.

• Refuge Recovery, Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. Meditation, readings, discussion. Donations taken. FMI: ekendradenny@gmail.com, 594-169

Many Thanks to Dan "Sunglasses At Night" Kirchoff at the Free Press for this list of events! freepressonline.com

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